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Lea Farm GP feeder stand

18/8/15 Ron Bryant has been busy again and this time he’s built a superb feeder stand, which was installed close to the hide on 18th August 2015. The mark 1 version didn’t prove to be quite as squirrel proof as he’d hoped, but in no time at all Ron was back with mark 2, now with an additional ‘cowl’ to stop squirrels climbing the pole. This has proved successful and a wide variety of species are seen feeding daily on the array of feeders provided. Stars of the show so far have been a pair of Nuthatches but only time will tell what other goodies the new feeders can attract. Watch this space!

The feeder stand is only about 5 metres from the hide, great for taking photo’s

One of two Nuthatches seen regularly on the feeders

Ron Bryant admiring his fine work.

Wincor-Nixdorf Viewing Screen installed

15/5/2015 Volunteers from Wincor Nixdorf Ltd in Bracknell built a viewing screen on the north side of Sandford Lake, as part of their company’s Community Volunteering Initiative. The objective of this initiative is supporting local charities and communities. This screen is a welcome addition and complements the existing bird hide on the south side of the lake. Previously, any attempt to view birds on Sandford Lake from this viewpoint ran the risk of disturbing and potentially flushing them.